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A few months ago, Google and Udacity released their first "nanodegree" course for intermediate Android development. Today, they're going backwards to teach you the absolute basics.
Remember those Java plugin pop ups that always appeared at the most inopportune moments? Well you never have to think about them ever again because Oracle has decided to kill off the Java browser plugin technology entirely. Popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox have already switched old plugins including Flash, Java and Silverlight, by default but this move is a solid recognition by Oracle that plugins are indeed archaic.
There was a time when browsers needed a little help to deliver decent multimedia content, but we're fast leaving those days behind. For proof, look no further to Google and now Mozilla's decision to cut the ancient Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), the core API that allows plugins such as Flash and Silverlight to operate.
The rumours have been confirmed: Microsoft is paying $US2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the Swedish developer of Minecraft. That raises an interesting question: how will the deal change Microsoft's approach to Java?
Our main focus for Patch Tuesday around here tends to be on the monthly Microsoft version, but other vendors follow a similar model. Oracle has just pushed out its own quarterly 'Patch Tuesday' updates across its product range, with Fusion Middleware and Peoplesoft products a particular target amongst the 89 updates.
Microsoft and Oracle's new partnership means that you can run Oracle's namesake database software on Hyper-V and Azure, and Java apps will eventually be supported on Azure. It's good news for enterprises running a mixed Oracle/Windows environment and looking to expand into the cloud, and also suggests that Oracle is also going to give up on its own attempts in the virtualisation market.
It seems that Oracle just can't win with Java; recently it updated to fix major vulnerabilities, but now it's being reported that fake updates are subverting the process.
Windows/Mac/Linux: When learning a programming language for the first time, it can be difficult to see how lines of code translate to visual elements. Free educational webapp Greenfoot provides a structured sandbox where programming students create 'actors' that live in 'worlds' to build simulations, games, and and other visual programs.
Windows: Having a portable version of Firefox on your thumb drive can be really convenient. Make Firefox, and OpenOffice.org and other apps, more adaptable and web-ready by installing Java Portable on that same thumb drive.